1. Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Artisan Ismaël Cissé

    Here in Burkina Faso the ICT committee is working on promoting the 3rd goal. ICT memebers Emily Bruton(G26), David Gonzalez (G25) and Tyler Lloyd (G26) created a video highlighting the talented young artisan Ismaël Cissé.  Ismaël works and lives in Ouagadougou, you can find him and his artwork at the Artisan Village nest to SIAO. For more videos check out our vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/peacecorpsbf and follow us on twitter @PeaceCorpsBF.

  2. Romania On Common Ground

    -Two CofC Grads Share a Peace Corps Thanksgiving   Life in America is one unique experience after another.  We’ve got shops on every corner selling any manner of goods and people who come from all over the globe right next door.  There are languages and foods and religions galore, not to mention opinions, customs and such.  It’s one of the things that we pride ourselves on and truly, it is not lost on us Peace Corps volunteers as we change our usual habitat for something bigger than ourselves...

  3. Uganda Ways to improve the Peace Corps

    PEASANTS COME LAST author Dr. J. Larry Brown discusses ways that Peace Corps can be improved. Learn more about this pivotal book online at www.peasantscomelast.com.

  4. Vanuatu Some more s'mores?

    An American tradition during cool summer nights is getting cozy by the campfire for some songs and s'mores!  Who doesn't enjoy melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows squeezed between two sweet graham crackers?  In Vanuatu cooking over a campfire is far from special.  We cook over it 3 times a day!  I wanted to teach them about our tradition and eat some chocolate!  My mom from home sent along the fixins for s'mores and my host family enjoyed an American treat for the first time.  It was a ...

  5. Jamaica Something New for Health Education Officers

    In July of 2007, these Jamaican Ministry of Health Officers were using overhead projectors with transparencies so low in contrast that they were barely legible. New to multi-media projectors and power points, they quickly learned the skills necessary to use this equipment for training. Highly motivated, they formed a Community Based Organization of Ministry of Education Basic School Educators, created Step Up Now and began fund raising to acquire equipment. When I left the area in 2009, SUN h...

  6. Namibia Obama: Africa's President

    Barack Obama is truly Africa's president and every time I got a lift to town with a Namibian I would inevitably hear, "President Obama, hey, how do you like your African president?" They were incredibly proud to have a president that was half-African representing America.  There were plenty of Obama objects to be purchased but my favorite was the shitenge that I found in Malawi that coordinated so well with my t-shirt.  

  7. Namibia Peace Corps Narnia

    “Namibia, huh.  You sure it’s not Nambia? I’m pretty sure it’s Nambia.  Or Narnia.  Is Peace Corps sending you to Narnia? I bet Africa is full of lions, witches, and centaurs.  Will you bring me back a centaur?” While my friends and family are geographically and fictionally challenged at times they supported my decision to quit my job, sublet my condo, uproot my life, and move to another continent.  In all truthfulness, they knew protesting my decision was futile as I had set my mind on movi...

  8. China Chatter

    Helen, Catherine, me, and Monsoon chatting during the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary dinner party held for my women's group. 

  9. Mongolia by candle light

    A group of my 8th grade students staring into the flame of a candle during a Haloween party. The students were amazingly resourceful with their constumes and had a very enjoyable time.

  10. Tanzania Happy Halloween

    Villagers were not aware of pumpkins as we know them in America.  I introduced the seeds and they were excited about the whole process.  I showed them how we carve pumpkins for a special occassion called Halloween.  It was a great cross-cultural exchange.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.